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Review: Draghoria - Portal to Extinction
Portal to Extinction

Label: Independent
Year released: 2016
Duration: 42:12
Tracks: 8
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: June 30, 2017
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
Portal to Extinction

Rated 4/5 (80%) (3 Votes)

Thrash Metal is the chosen game for Greeley, Colorado-based Thrash Metal quintet Draghoria, performed with slight Death Metal overtones, but only in the vocals. Musically, Draghoria's Thrash follows a similar approach to Testament's, Slayer's, Demolition Hammer's, Malevolent Creation's, Exhorder's and I would also add Canadian Thrash Metal pioneers Infernäl Mäjesty, especially vocal-wise (Joel Brim who takes care of the band's vocal duties, sounds a lot like Chris Bailey from Infernäl Mäjesty). Draghoria's Thrash Metal flows pretty nicely, with tons of heavy killer and catchy riffage going on all around, not to mention the fat bass sound that takes over the songs from time to time. Draghoria know what it takes to create a great, aggressive Thrash bombardment, annihilating pretty much everything on their ominous path. "Awaken the Wicked" is probably their strongest tour-de-force on this album, supported by some absolutely powerful vocal work by the whole gang. Also, the absolutely vicious sounding, yet Slayer-ish "Stray Victim" will peel your socks off, quick.

There's nothing too original on here (the Photoshopped album cover is simply awful. Sorry guys... You deserve much better), but oh man these fellows do seriously kick ass! If I lied about their sheer kickassery, then I'd deserve to get a hard slap straight in my face. Also, I must mention that I am glad that I did some browsing on the Internet one gray and rainy day just to find Draghoria, who absolutely deserve to become a better-known act.

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